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Security industry responds to WannaCry ransomware attack affecting 200,000-plus victims

At the tail end of last week, the National Health Service (NHS) was among those organisations hit by IT failures resulting from the significant WannaCry cyber attack, with NHS Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire all affected. Some GP...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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Standard for data protection revised to address ever-increasing threats to personal information

Business standards company the British Standards Institution (BSI) has updated its standard for data protection. BS 10012:2017 Data Protection – Specification for a Personal Information Management System was developed to provide Best Practice guidance for those leaders...
Posted On 16 May 2017
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“Secure data destruction now absolutely essential” state BSIA member companies

Members of the British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) Information Destruction Section are warning organisations from all sectors to ensure that they comply with the Data Protection Act. This follows on from the news that Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has been fine...
Posted On 08 May 2017
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(ISC)2 and Learning Tree to embed cyber security certifications within global public/private sector training programmes

International not-for-profit membership association (ISC)2 and Learning Tree International have announced a global agreement designed to enhance the development of professional cyber security practice around the world. (ISC)2 certifications will now be recognised within Learning...
Posted On 08 May 2017
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Atkins to lead cyber security model and framework development for HumanDrive connected and autonomous vehicle

Design, engineering and project management group Atkins has been chosen to develop the cyber security model and framework for the HumanDrive Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) project. Supported by consultancy SBD Automotive, Atkins’ work will ensure that the vehicle is...
Posted On 03 May 2017
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“Young cyber criminals motivated by peer respect and accomplishment” reports NCA

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published the results of research into how and why some young people become involved in cyber crime. The report, which is based on debriefs with offenders and those on the fringes of criminality, explores why young people assessed as being...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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“Almost 50% of UK businesses hit by cyber breach or attack in past 12 months” state Government statistics

Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime in the wake of new Government statistics stating that nearly half of all UK businesses have suffered a cyber breach or attack episode in the past 12 months. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey...
Posted On 19 Apr 2017
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CGI-Oxford Economics Study: “Severe cyber breaches lead to massive decline in share prices”

CGI has unveiled the results of an in-depth economic study entitled ‘The Cyber-Value Connection’, which shows that a typical ‘severe’ cyber security breach represents a permanent cost of 1.8% of a company’s value, as measured relative to a control group of peer companies....
Posted On 13 Apr 2017
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NTT Security combines regional assets to launch Global Threat Intelligence Centre

NTT Security, the specialised security company of NTT Group, has announced the formation of the Global Threat Intelligence Centre (GTIC) to replace what was formerly known as the Security Engineering and Research Team, which last year transitioned under the NTT Security brand....
Posted On 12 Apr 2017
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Equifax Survey: “Almost one third of Brits risk ID theft by sharing too much information online”

An online survey conducted by YouGov in conjunction with Equifax reveals a significant portion of social media users risk identity theft by giving fraudsters easy access to personal information. The survey finds that almost one third (30%) of British adults with a social media...
Posted On 11 Apr 2017